Stylebook: Nominate the fashionable for Style Week Pittsburgh honors

Meeting to advance plans for establishing Fashion Group International chapter here

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Style Week Pittsburgh is preparing for its sophomore effort on Aug. 11-17 and is seeking your help.

People are invited to nominate a member of Pittsburgh's fashion, beauty and arts scene for the event's second annual Style Awards ceremony on Aug.14. This year's categories include: designer of the year, style icon of the year, trailblazer of the year, model of the year, makeup artist of the year, hair stylist of the year, stylist of the year, fashion photographer of the year, most stylish in the media and most stylish artist.

Nominations should be emailed to by May 16 and include the name, category and contact information of the nominee, along with an explanation of why he or she deserves recognition.

Wadria Taylor, founder of Pittsburgh-based Style & Steel event planning, started Style Week Pittsburgh as a vehicle for bringing local fashion insiders together for a week of activities focused on networking and rallying excitement for Pittsburgh Fashion Week, which will return for its fifth year Sept. 22-28.


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Fashion Group International Pittsburgh monthly meeting: Members of Pittsburgh's beauty, fashion and retail community are invited to attend a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Downtown, to explore rejuvenating Fashion Group International's presence here. In February, the city was approved by the group's headquarters in New York City to start a provisional chapter.

Fashion Group International is a nonprofit that seeks to unite and promote fashion insiders from around the world. RSVP or direct questions to Stephanie Taylor at

Men's trunk show at Larrimor's: Elevate his look with Italian-made suits and sports wear by Ermenegildo Zegna that embody contemporary elegance and sophistication.

Pieces will be at One PNC Plaza, Downtown, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Information: or 412-471-5727.

Amsale trunk show at Bella Bridesmaid: Say "so long!" to bridesmaid gowns that are dowdy, dated and one-wear-only outfits. Dresses by Amsale are designed with modern silhouettes in four key fabrics (silk chiffon, tulle, lace and jersey) so that bridesmaids can wear them even after the wedding ceremony. See the collection at 1-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1752 N. Highland Road.

To book an appointment, call 412-854-4422. Information:

Whitney Deal bridal trunk show at Glitter & Grit: Keep bridal style simple and sweet with timeless wedding gowns by Whitney Deal. Check out the year's new line Friday through Sunday at 5300 Butler St., Lawrenceville.

Schedule an appointment at or 412-781-2375.

Trade Union curated trunk show: Shop crafts and fashions from locally grown designers at a biannual trunk show spotlighting local talent. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mine Factory (201 N. Braddock Ave.), browse selections from businesses such as Moop, Stocking Noir, Mid-Atlantic Mercantile, 1820 House Candle Co., Kicky Feet Vintage and Ardent Forager. Graham's Barber Shop will be on site offering cuts and shaves. There also will be music and refreshments from Round Corner Cantina, Jeremy's Cart (Blue Bottle Coffee) and the BRGR truck. A complimentary happy hour will be held from 4-6 p.m. for guests 21 and older.

Hosts for the day are Emily Slagel (Mid-Atlantic Mercantile), Jason Seltzer (J. Seltzer Associates), Merissa Lombardo (The Mine Factory/Set Design) and Michael McAllister (Epic Development/Urbanist Guide).

For more from PG style editor Sara Bauknecht, check out the PG's Stylebook blog at Follow her on Twitter @SaraB_PG. To have a fashion or style event considered for Stylebook, send listing to

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